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Quotes on Patriotism

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie
Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.
- Robert Walpole
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes
I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley